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Eileen Gray

Cranberry Crumb Pie

Cranberry Crumb Pie celebrates the gloriously tangy flavor of the indigenous American berry. The pure cranberry filling is perfectly complimented by a sweet and cinnamony brown sugar crumb topping. Ever wonder why we rarely see recipes for all cranberry pie? Apple-Cranberry, sure. Raspberry-Cranberry, sometimes. I adore the assertively tart flavor of cranberries and wanted to …

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Dutch-Indonesian Spekkoek (Spice cake)

Spekkoek is a Dutch Indonesian spice cake sometimes called Thousand Layer Cake in English. The cake is rich with butter and eggs and it’s flavored with an intoxicating mix of spices. The name for this cake is Spekkoek in Dutch and Spekuk in Indonesian. The recipe was created during Dutch East Indian colonial times. The …

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Sourdough Pretzel Rolls

You’ll love these Sourdough Pretzel Rolls. A generous helping of sourdough starter gives these rolls a slightly sweet and complex flavor to compliment the extra dark, distinctively “pretzely” crust. Learn a trick for the best pretzel flavor. I’m a big fan of pretzels in all forms. I love the pleasantly-bitter flavor of a good pretzel …

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French Financiers

Financiers are perfect little French cakes made with almond flour, browned butter and vanilla. The cakes are rich, flavorful and very, very satisfying. Here is yet another traditional French pastry recipe that I just adore. Like Sablé cookies and Madeleines, this recipe requires just a few basic ingredients and no special technique. The batter comes …

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Sourdough Oatmeal Crisps

Sourdough Oatmeal Crispbread (Knäckebröd) is crispy, crunchy and lightly honey-sweetened. This recipes uses a whole cup of sourdough discard. Fiber-rich with rolled oats and whole wheat flour, this could be your new favorite bread for a healthy snack or light lunch. Obviously, the term “healthy” may mean different things to different people depending on their …

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French Madeleines (Lemon Madeleines)

Want to make perfect French Madeleines? This recipe has browned butter and a hint of fresh lemon zest. These little gems have an addictive flavor. In thinking about a post for Classic French Madeleines, I had to decide if I should start with that oft-referenced story by Proust, Remembrance of Things Past (aka In Search of Lost Time) . You …

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Dark Chocolate Sorbet is made with cocoa powder and just enough rum to highlight the chocolate. Without heavy cream, milk or eggs, you can truly appreciate the intense chocolate flavor. How is Chocolate Sorbet different than Chocolate ice cream? Ice cream has a base of….wait for it…cream. Delicious, fatty, luscious cream. The fat in the …

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